What could be a more perfect time to tie the knot with your loved one, than when the sun is shining and the weather is beautiful and warm? Most marriages take place between May and August, so here are some ideas for this season for the perfect romantic summer wedding.
These overbust buskless corset basques with matching skirts are ideal for weddings as they provide a fabulous cinched waist and support for the bust whilst still giving the appearance of being a one-piece dress. Corsets are, of course, adjustable, so you can be loosened or tightened a small amount in order to accommodate a little weight lost or gained in between choosing your outfit and your wedding day without the need for costly alterations. The basques are fully steel boned, just like all our corsets, and so won’t bend out of shape like cheaper, plastic-boned versions. They are designed to be a little more flexible than our regular corsets, suitable for all-day wear, including sitting down for the wedding breakfast, and all the delicious food you’re going to eat!
Traditional brides will love the ivory silk dupion and satin from which these summer wedding outfits are created. The large bow on the Papillon corset bustier is very flattering on the bust, whilst the concealed zip allows the corset to be fastened easily before the lacing is tightened at the back. The Papillon outfit is completed by a matching floor-length skirt which is fitted at the hips, flares out at the knee into a fishtail shape, and has a small train as a finishing bridal touch. Our ruched-front corset bustier is simple and elegant, also with a concealed zip and a matching shorter, summery pleated skirt which flares to an a-line at the waist, flattering the hips. The sweetheart neckline of the third outfit is always a popular choice, shown here in ivory satin with a pretty bow at the empire line, which can be made in a contrasting colour if required. The flared skirt sits just below the knee, so you can keep cool without worrying about upsetting any prudish relatives, and the skirt can be worn with or without a petticoat underneath depending on whether you prefer a more traditional or ’50s look.
You may want to both keep with traditional bridal colours such as ivory or white and add a touch of personality to your special outfit, so how about adding a splash of colour? A long, ivory silk, fishtail skirt would be perfect with our deep red overbust corset with a covered front busk and halter straps. The covered busk means that the silver clips at the front of the corset are hidden, which is ideal if your jewellery is made of gold or pearls. Adding a matching ivory silk halter tie brings the outfit together perfectly, as well as providing a little cover above the arms. For a more fun take on the ruched corset bustier, choose a white tulle skirt and the corset in a deep red, which can come laced at the back with white ribbon to match the skirt. It doesn’t just have to be deep red or silk – we have a large selection of satins, prints, brocades and taffetas in many colours, so please do pop in to see us or send us an email if you would like any of these outfits in a different colour or fabric.
We have met so many disheartened brides who’ve found their dream wedding dress but however much they breathe in just can’t get the zip to do up that last couple of inches! Never fear – although the beautiful and detailed corsets above wouldn’t be very helpful under a dress, we have a selection of cheat corsets and shaping girdles to give you a gorgeous, smooth hourglass figure under your outfit. Chosen with care, nobody need ever know that it’s the steel bones doing all the work! These corsets have been chosen especially for their strength yet slenderness, as bulky fabrics and trims would be much more difficult to hide underneath a dress. Underbust corsets are great for dresses with low backs or structured cups, or if you would feel more comfortable wearing a bra underneath the dress. Our longline underbust sits just under the bust and curves over the hips, pulling in the waist and covering any unsightly bulges, or if you’d prefer just to have the waist reduction try our ever-popular shorter underbust instead. There are several shapes of overbust corset which would be suitable – our bestseller sweetheart neckline corset shown above, our version for larger busts, or the deep plunge overbust for very daring dresses! Of course, all these corsets are available in underwear colours of plain ivory, white and peach as well. The Vargas dress by Kiss Me Deadly completely destroys any preconceptions of shapewear being unsexy. Featuring a structured bra and powermesh instead of bones, this garter dress will hold you in and keep you comfortable all day. For more ideas, see our selection of shapewear and girdles.
We hope this has given you some new and exciting ideas for your perfect wedding outfit. Our staff are enthusiastic about corsets and always happy to discuss any ideas you may have, as well as being able to suggest suitable outfits. If you already have a firm picture of your ideal wedding outfit in your head and would like us to make it for you from scratch, please get in touch with our designer, who will be able to take you through the design and custom creation process from start to finish. And don’t forget, we don’t only showcase bridal corsets in our Spitalfields boutqiue, but also many outfits your bridesmaids will adore.
Our new summer collection of silk playsuits, chiffon babydolls and lingerie which looks so delicious it’s almost edible…
We will be adding even more pretty lingerie and corsets in the coming weeks, and still have many items in our corset and lingerie sale, with massive reductions!
To celebrate the May bank holiday weekend, we would like to offer all our customers free UK delivery on all items ordered between 2nd and 4th May, including items from our enormous Spring Sale, so you can spend all weekend enjoying the sunshine and when you’re back at work next week, you still have an exciting delivery to look forward to!
There’s no code required to take advantage of this offer, as we will manually deduct the delivery charge from your order. For all enquiries, including to check whether we have an item in stock, please email us or give us a call at the shop.
During the bank holiday weekend we will be open on Saturday and Sunday as usual, and will be closed on Monday, so we can enjoy some sunshine too
We are very pleased to introduce the new collection from Cadolle available exclusively in the UK from our London boutique ‘Lulu and Lush‘, and online through our website. Their founder Herminie, according to Cadolle, invented the first bra in 1889, and since then they have been producing beautiful and innovative lingerie designs for the female form.
||We absolutely love the unusual high-waisted Can Can knickers, which are made from duchess satin and delicate French lace, but also structured with boning in order to cinch the waist whilst achieving the balance between cheeky and elegant perfectly. Trimmed with tiny black satin bows, the knickers are pictured here with Kiss Me Deadly‘s Sirena bra.|
|Bringing sexy back to shapewear, their gorgeous Nadia powermesh girdle skirt is carefully tailored to give a fabulous shape under tight skirts and dresses, with panels to cinch and smooth in all the right places. It can even be worn alone with stockings as part of a cabaret-style outfit.||
|Their long, semi-sheer silky Tanya skirt with built-in powermesh girdle and detachable suspenders can be worn either to give a beautifully cinched waist under a long skirt, or on its own for a more daring Burlesque twist. The design of the skirt enables it to be worn under skirts with even very high splits and perhaps even teamed with a corset, for the ultimate in Jessica Rabbit chic.|
All the items are available in small, medium and large, which fit 8-10, 10-12 and 12-14 respectively, and are in stock for immediate delivery or collection from our shop in Old Spitalfields Market.
This week we are delighted to add to our Ayten Gasson range a few carefully selected items from her unique Spring/Summer collection. Our favourites from the Annabel set are the silk georgette cropped kimono, camisole, knickers and tap pants with cotton trims, pictured here in cream with black and also available in green with cream trim. Most of all, we adore the all-in-one flattering bias-cut teddy, shown here in green with cream trim and also available in the other colourway.
The gorgeous teddy is also available in delicate oyster silk satin, trimmed with eqxuisite hand-crafted bridal lace, as part of the Grace collection. Pictured to the right of the teddy, is the Emily blush pink bloomer pants and matching babydoll, finished with a cream ribbon trim, perfect as light and comfortable loungewear.
All the items are available in small, medium and large and are currently in stock for immediate delivery. All our Ayten Gasson items can be found here. Check back in a few weeks for more items from her beautiful new collection. As ever, matching eyemasks, nipple tassels and cuffs are also available on request.
We were very excited to be invited to take part in the catwalk show for the Miss Top Model 2009 grand final, showcasing Britain’s most talented new young models, along with exclusive corsets from FairyGothMother and our current Lulu and Lush collection, teamed with Maria Morris’ ‘Take Me Home’ lingerie, which will soon be available exclusively from our Spitalfields Boutique.
(from left to right: Puimond underbust corset in red satin, customised Lulu and Lush overbust corset in black satin, Lulu and Lush underbust corset in baby pink satin with black boning channels., worn with our beaded necklace in baby pink)
The grand final and VIP gala event, put together beautifully by show director Geoff Cox, was held at the majestic Porchester Hall and filmed for Fashion TV, with entertainment provided by bands including the super-glam Stonefoxx and soul diva Nathalie Miranda.
(l-r: Puimond specialist tight-lacing underbust corset in fuchsia cherry blossom, Lulu and Lush underbust, sweetheart neck-line corset exclusive to FairyGothMother, in sparkly Event White brocade with black piping.)
As well as the final awards by the panel of judges from Impact Model Management and Vidal Sassoon amongst others, prizes were awarded by the designers and by a public text vote. Stunning Sarah Hughes from Kent (pictured below, middle) was the overall winner, and also took home the Lulu and Lush Burlesque model award.
(l-r: Exclusive to FairyGothMother larger-cup corset in Event Purple brocade, Lulu and Lush black satin underbust corset, customised with pearls, Exclusive to FairyGothMother formal corset with straps, shown here in purple satin.)
We had a fantastic time working with the Miss Top Model team and would like to thank Geoff, Event Co-ordinator Amy Symons and all at Miss Top Model for having us, and for all their hard work in putting together such an amazing and inspring event, of which we were delighted to be a part.
Famed for our fully customisable corsets, we now offer knickers to match any corset, with crystals, pearls, and anything from dainty trims to outlandlish embellishments available by request. Either take inspiration from the photos above, or let your imagination run wild! Please get in touch with one of our resident designers, Donna if you’d like us to make your dream outfit a reality!
All images in this post are copyrighted by Miss Top Model and may not be saved or used anywhere else. Prints of these, and all the other photographs taken at the event can be viewed and purchased here.
New to the website this week and just in time for the Easter bank holiday weekend, we have a few items from the Spring/Summer ’09 collection. Carefully made from the most delicate silk chiffon, the Tea Rose, Vanilla and Orchid are the perfect lingerie pieces to wear whilst spending the Easter long weekend being pampered whilst reclining on a chaise longue, bathed in the gorgeous spring sunshine… Although sadly, but unsurprisingly, the weather forcast suggests otherwise! Well, we can dream, can’t we?
It’s not all bad news though – we at FairyGothMother would like to wish you all a happy Easter and a lovely holiday, and so are offering free worldwide shipping on all orders placed from the 9th to the 13th of April, inclusive!
The Tea Rose set comes in three parts so you can mix and match your favourite pieces. The pretty pale green silk chiffon is complemented by baby pink roses and contrast pink straps on the bra, with covered buttons and cute frill trims. All the items are available from size small (8-10) to large (12-14), and includes the dainty soft bra with frill trim, which can be worn with either the matching briefs or their unique pantaloons.
Also part of their new collection is the virginal Vanilla babydoll, again in silk chiffon with matching frills and gathered gently at the bottom for a cute puffball look, and their Orchid tie-side knickers, in lace and silk.
Spring is here, and it’s time to cast off those big warm dressing gowns and bury those terrifyingly grannytastic thermal underpants at the bottom of your underwear drawer, where they belong. It’s time to treat yourself to some new delicate silk lingerie to welcome the return of warm evenings. And that’s why until midnight on April 4th we are offering 15% off our normal price for all underwear, loungewear and sleepwear items, from shapewear and girdles to hold you in under your new summer dresses and cheeky burlesque frilly knickers to satin nighties and hand-painted silk kimonos.
If you would like to visit our boutique and try any items on, you can still take advantage of the discount – if shopping in person just mention the discount to one of our friendly members of staff and quote, ‘SPRINGKNIX‘.
Don’t forget we still have our weekly special, which this week is the deep lipstick red silk chemise with matching briefs, by Playful Promises. This gorgeous nightie is trimmed in black eyelash lace and has adjustable straps. We also have our mid-season sale, featuring a large selection of corsets, lingerie and eveningwear. All these items are limited edition, so get them while you can!
Please note: This special 15% discount does not apply to shipping cost, and the offer may not be used in conjunction with other discounts/sale prices. Discount applies to all items in our lingerie section, excluding corsets.
Here’s a short film of the glamorous burlesque performer and FairyGothMother model Chrys Columbine, who we are proud to sponsor, as posted on the Guardian website.
|Dressed in our fabulous halterneck black sailor girl dress with red anchor detailing, Chrys gives Guardian journalist Paul MacInnes a quick lesson in the art of tease, as he interviews her about Burlesque entertainment.|
|Also included in the video is part of her captivating Birth of Venus routine, where she emerges from a giant satin shell dressed in a bespoke outfit created especially for this show by our talented in-house designer and tailor, and performs an elegant striptease.|
If the clip of her show has left you wanting more, you can keep up with Chrys’ upcoming performances by visiting her MySpace page.